Joe Loftis 

May 14, 1922 –

Sept. 12, 2013

Joe Loftis, 91, of Waxahachie passed away Thursday morning at home following a short illness. Joe was born in Comanche, Texas to Ola Mae and J.A. Loftis Sr. His family moved to the Waxahachie area when he was a young child. He married Geraldine “Jerri” Spradling on July 29, 1949 in Waxahachie.

Joe served in the U.S. Army during WW II and worked at LTV for 25 years after his military service. Joe was also a life-long farmer and after retiring from LTV in 1981 he spent the remainder of his years doing what he loved best, baling hay and taking care of cattle. Joe was a long time member of Sardis United Methodist Church.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Jerri; his son, Larry Joe Loftis; three brothers, Jim Loftis, Jerry Loftis and Dick Loftis. 

He is survived by his daughter, Cheree Loftis Williams and her husband, Bob of Russellville, Ark.; five grandchildren, Cara Casto and husband, Jeff, Emily Shores and husband, Brian, Amanda Estes and husband, Mike, Andrew Williams and wife, Mandy and Lindsey Markert and husband, Ryan; and 17 great-grandchildren, Kylie, Aubrey, Caleb, Joshua, Abigail and MacKenzie Casto, Emma, Peyton, Easton and Alyssa Shores, Lillian Estes, Hunter and Hudson Williams, Jackson, Brayden, Landry and Lyla Markert. Also surviving are two sisters, Aleta Marvin and Louise Lanier; along with numerous other nephews, nieces, family members, close neighbors and friends.

The celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Sardis United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marvin Motts officiating. Interment will follow at the Sardis Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Brian Shores, Jeff Casto, Andrew Williams, Ryan Markert, Sam Sanchez and Bob Williams

Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home.